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Silver Scroll Award 2014 Finalists Announced

Silver Scroll Award 2014 Finalists Announced

Thursday 18th September, 2014 9:27AM

The top five songs have been selected for the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Award. Since 1965 the prestigious award has paid tribute to an impressive list of local songwriters including Neil Finn, Don McGlashan, Chris Knox and Brook Fraser. This year's finalists include songs from Louis Baker, The Phoenix Foundation, Broods, Tiny Ruins and Tami Neilson. Anthony Healey from APRA says the top five "illustrate the breadth and depth of the music being created in New Zealand today." He adds, "all five songs are wonderfully different but share the same quality of exceptional songwriting."

The final winner will be decided by the votes of the 10,000-strong APRA membership, which is comprised of songwriters and composers. The Silver Scroll Award ceremony will be held on on 30th October at Wellington’s TSB Arena. See below for more details and check out the top five tracks...


Louis Baker - Back on My Feet:


The Phoenix Foundation - Bob Lennon, John Dylan:


Broods - Bridges:


Tiny Ruins - Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens:


Tami Neilson - Walk (Back To Your Arms):


PRESS RELEASE:

2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards – The Finalists

APRA AMCOS announced today the finalists for the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards, including finalists for Māori music, contemporary composition, screen music, as well as the coveted APRA Silver Scroll Award.

The top five songs in line for the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Award are:

Back on My Feet, written and performed by Louis Baker.

Bob Lennon John Dylan, written by Samuel Scott, Lukasz Buda, Conrad Wedde, William Ricketts, Thomas Callwood and Christopher O'Connor, performed by The Phoenix Foundation (Native Tongue Music Publishing).

Bridges, written by Georgia Nott*, Joel Little^ and Caleb Nott*, performed by Broods (*Sony/ATV Music Publishing AustraliaP/L obo Sony/ATV Allegro, ^EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd).

Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens, written by Hollie Fullbrook, Alexander Freer and Cass Mitchell, performed by Tiny Ruins.

Walk (Back To Your Arms), written by Tami Neilson and Joshua Neilson, performed by Tami Neilson.

“These five songs illustrate the breadth and depth of the music being created in New Zealand today. All five songs are wonderfully different but share the same quality of exceptional songwriting” says APRA’s Anthony Healey.

The Silver Scroll Award is New Zealand’s most prestigious music award. Since 1965 it has paid tribute to an impressive list of songwriters, with an honour roll that includes Ray Columbus, Neil Finn, Don McGlashan, Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Chris Knox, Brooke Fraser, The Naked and Famous, and last year New Zealand’s own superstar, Lorde.

The winner of the award is decided by the votes of the 10,000 strong APRA membership, comprised of songwriters and composers.

Also announced today are the finalists for the APRA Maioha and SOUNZ Contemporary awards, as well as the finalists for two new awards – APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film and the APRA Best Original Music in a Series. The finalists for the 2014 APRA Maioha Award, celebrating excellence in Māori Music are: Kati Ra, written by Maraea Davies, performed by RJ Kerswell. Kei Muri Pea, written by Kororia Taumaunu, Amomai Pihama and Matt Sadgrove, performed by Manea. Tiki Tapu, written and performed by Rob Ruha.


 The finalists for the 2014 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition are: Aquae Sulis - for orchestra of winds, strings, harp and percussion, composed by Leonie Holmes. Inner Phases - for Chinese instrument ensemble and string quartet, composed by Michael Norris. Macropsia - for orchestra, composed by Celeste Oram.

The finalists for the 2014 APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award are: Beyond the Edge, written / composed by David Long (Native Tongue Publishing). Field Punishment No. 1, written / composed by Victoria Kelly. Romeo & Juliet: A Love Song, written / composed by Michael O’Neill and Peter Van Der Fluit. The finalists for the 2014 APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award are: Girl Vs. Boy (Season 2), written / composed by Tom Mcleod. Harry, written / composed by Karl Steven (Native Tongue Music Publishing). Wiki the Kiwi (Season 1), written by Andrew McDowall.

 All awards will be presented at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards, along with the Most Performed Works awards and a very special induction into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. The Silver Scroll Awards will be held at Wellington’s TSB Arena on Thursday 30th October. The awards will be streamed live on NZ Herald Online bought to you by Yealands Family Wines.  

The 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards are kindly supported by Wellington City Council, Yealands Family Wines and Budweiser.




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